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I have just purchased 2 evergreen azaleas from my local supermarket for the knockdown price of ??2 each. Both look very healthy. Do I keep them in a pot or put them in the garden. Which ever when do I do this. Also one of them has no ticket, but has has pale green and creamy white striped leaves, does anyone know what this is and what colour the flowers might be. Thankyou in advance. Caz


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,818

    If you have acid soil they can go in the garden now in a sheltered spot.   If you don't, you need to plant them in pots of ericaceous compost and water them with rain water.  Either way, keep them protected form early morning sun and strong winds which will burn frosted buds and desiccate the foliage.   They don't want wet feet but it's important that their roots do not dry out in late summer and autumn as this is when they are forming the flower buds for next spring's show.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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